TVA Executive VP Chip Pardee to retire at end of 2016

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Executive Vice President and COO Charles G. (Chip) Pardee has informed TVA management that he plans to retire at the end of the calendar year.

TVA reported the planned retirement in an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on Aug. 31.

Pardee joined TVA in April 2013, “bringing with him more than three decades of leadership experience in the electric utility industry, including operational responsibilities at a dozen U.S. nuclear units,” according to a biography on the TVA website.

At TVA, Pardee more than 8,000 Operations employees in five business units: Nuclear; Power Operations; Transmission & Power Supply; Generation Construction, Projects & Services; and Safety, River Management & Environment.

Before coming to TVA, Pardee was COO of Exelon (NYSE:EXC) subsidiary Exelon Generation.

During his career, Pardee has held leadership positions at General Electric (NYSE:GE), three electric utilities and the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). He has served on the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Nuclear Strategic Issue Advisory Committee and the National Academy of Nuclear Training Accrediting Board. Chip also was a charter member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fukushima Response Steering Committee. He now serves as a director of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

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